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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 133726.

Rain spiders are huntsman spiders. I believe the common name has to do with any huntsman spider but specifically towards the Palystes genus.... Discussion Thread

January 23, 2021
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SudzM commented on picture ID 133740.

That looks like a sac spider. Likely a yellow sac spider considering the US location... Discussion Thread

January 23, 2021
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SudzM commented on picture ID 133726.

Rain Spider. Huntsman spiders are not found in South Africa. You can identify rain spiders by their size and the bands under their legs. They became known as rain spiders because they are commonly found indoors either before or after rain. Their bites aren't really venemous and are compared to that of a bee sting.... Discussion Thread

January 23, 2021
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Quotafiller commented on picture ID 133546.

I think I found the same thing in my hangar last night, was wondering if it was poisonous. I’ll post a pic to be able to identify as well... Discussion Thread

January 23, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133814.

Thank you for the size comparison photo. He's much smaller than I imagined they are.... Discussion Thread

January 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133816.

I agree with your ID. Thankfully this is the first time Someone has reported a spider falling out of a duct onto a desk, there would be lots of freak-outs if that was a common occurrence.... Discussion Thread

January 22, 2021
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Jenmyrshaffer commented on picture ID 133824.

Canton Ohio... Discussion Thread

January 22, 2021
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DipQuip commented on picture ID 133822.

Correction, it was 1 cm long.... Discussion Thread

January 22, 2021
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Davidtcollins commented on picture ID 133796.

That’s a vinagaroon, or whip scorpion.... Discussion Thread

January 22, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133780.

It might be Gasteracantha diadesmia. It is definitely in genus Gasteracantha. https://www.gbif.org/species/2158501... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133786.

You have the correct genus, this is definitely an Araneus Sp. I think she is most likely to be Araneus gemmoides, a Cat-faced Spider. If you view her dorsal surface with her head at the top, the angulate projections (humps) are the "ears" of the cat face. The main visible difference between Araneus gemmoides and A. diadematus is the white stripe behind the head. One your spider it has two Discussion Thread

January 21, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133750.

Steatoda paykulliana... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133772.

I agree with your ID. Don't worry about double posts, the site has had this glitch for quite a while, it's happened to my posts too. I don't have the Moderator controls to delete duplicates, so they're going to hang around for awhile, we're just ignoring them.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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pandospider commented on picture ID 133768.

After doing a little digging online, I'm guessing this may be a yellow sac spider.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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pandospider commented on picture ID 133770.

After doing a little digging online, I'm guessing this may be a yellow sac spider.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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mdswartz commented on picture ID 133772.

Sorry for double posts. I think this is a Trachelas pacificus... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133691.

It's a Huntsman, also called a Rain Spider. It is in family Sparassidae. Spahttps://spiderid.com/spider/sparassidae/ It looks like genus Heteropoda. They aren't dangerous to people. In many parts of the world they are welcome in homes because they are very good at hunting insects when they aren't sleeping in your bed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133722.

Yes this is Dysdera crocata. It is the only species in genus Dysdera in the US. That really helps with the identification! It isn't dangerous to you, the worst it can do is get trapped in your bed under you and poke at you with one fang in an attempt to stay alive by prodding you to move. The venom isn't medically significant. These have an interesting evolutionary adaptation in that their f... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2021
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sanyalpro commented on picture ID 126939.

Thanks a lot for sharing the valuable information.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133683.

This is a Lycosidae or Wolf Spider. It appears to be a Tigrosa sp. These Spiders aren't medically significant to humans and aren't aggressive.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133706.

I believe you! Spiders sometimes die of natural causes. ;)... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133728.

Aww, looks like you found a Sac Spider in its resting sac. This is a great photo of how they rest! It's genus is probably Cheiracanthum. There are multiple species, one mainly lives in houses, the others might just sneak inside. The indoors ones will eat almost any spider or insect that comes near them. They have generations of offspring that seem to be born in waves. You might see the t... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2021
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Jlrain90 commented on picture ID 133724.

I’m not sure what kind of Spider this is but it’s the second one I’ve seen over 2 weeks.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2021
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cloudeleven commented on picture ID 133706.

OK, thanks! I didn't kill it btw, it was already dead :(.... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2021
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Flavia commented on picture ID 133710.

I have heated mudroom floors & in my kitchen. The spiders & camel crickets tend to dehydrate when the floors are quite warm! Found indoirs.... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133704.

This is a Yellow Sac Spider in genus Cheiracanthum. They are common indoors and outdoors. They aren't likely to bite people indoors, they just spend their time near ceiling-wall junctions eating every insect and other spider that they can.... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133706.

Aww, it was a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. they are common in houses, but they don't seem to be common in apartment buildings or condos. They are probably big enough to be seen and killed by exterminators They are beneficial and welcome in many homes. They don't make webs to hunt, they hunt on-foot. I haven't seen one in-person, The white color at the leg joints near the... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133693.

Argiope pulchella... Discussion Thread

January 16, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133701.

Aww, you probably scared him even more. This is a Western Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus. They are named for their markings resembling a parson's vestments. I don't know what a parson wears, guess it's something like your spider. These are speedy little guys, they chase prey instead of trapping with a web.... Discussion Thread

January 16, 2021
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k2carin commented on picture ID 133701.

This lil guy scared the crap out of me. Spun a web over the entire bottom of a seldom used ashtray that was sitting in an out of the way place, in front of a window.... Discussion Thread

January 16, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133544.

I think it is a velvet Spider in genus Eresus.... Discussion Thread

January 16, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133548.

Leucauge festiva https://spiderid.com/spider/tetragnathidae/leucauge/festiva/ Beautiful!... Discussion Thread

January 16, 2021
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thefish commented on picture ID 133207.

cross orbweaver probably... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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thefish commented on picture ID 133228.

cross orbweaver... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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thefish commented on picture ID 133410.

callobius sp or scotophaeus sp probably callobius severus if it's callobius... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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thefish commented on picture ID 133546.

cross orbweaver?... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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thefish commented on picture ID 133340.

cross orbweaver... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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Brihabes commented on picture ID 133579.

Appreciate the response!... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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Harryo commented on picture ID 133683.

What kind of spider is it?... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133664.

She's (definitely female) an Orbweaver, probably in genus Eriophora or Neoscona. I couldn't match her using "computer vision" either. The two genera I listed tend to be hairy with white markings and red femurs. The femur is the long leg segment closest to the body. The World Spider Catalog is a nonprofit work of all known spider species cataloged in one place. It is searchable online. Someo... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133671.

It looks like Steatoda nobilis, a False Widow. They are in the same family, Theridiidae, as the Widows, but a different genus. This one in a fairly recently introduced species to California from Europe. It isn't dangerous to people, but it is quite dangerous to insects and other spider species. This one appears to have caught a Lacewing. I'm not certain on your spider's species, the colors ar... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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Randomdude727 commented on picture ID 133675.

I will post more pics as new uploads since I’m not sure how to post multiple pics...... Discussion Thread

January 15, 2021
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Calo commented on picture ID 133631.

No problem Anyphaena, I always appreciate help:). We will learn the site together lol... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 133667.

Funnel weaver in the Coras genus.... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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Furnetos commented on picture ID 106781.

Thank you! These guys are large!... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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Samuelvener commented on picture ID 133642.

looks like some sort of house spider... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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DavidSmith commented on picture ID 133024.

Hey. I've been negligent in updating this thread. Apologies. I did send a request for identification to BugGuide. They identified it as belonging to the genus Synageles. I looked it up, and indeed, that's what my spider looks like. From Wikipedia, there are several members of that genus in North America. I haven't gone thoroughly through the list to pin down which species ... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133627.

You're welcome... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133631.

I apologize I didn't see your identification of the Oecobius Wall Spider until after I posted it!! I'm not familiar with this site either. I'm fairly new and don't come on as often as I would like to.... Discussion Thread

January 14, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133579.

I think this is a Jerusalem Cricket. They are often mistaken for spiders. The first two body segments look like they are more fused together, than in most insects. Spiders have two tagmata (body segments), so that could cause these crickets to look like spiders. This is the best photo I've seen of one, it is quite bizarre, especially the shape of the leg segments and the spines on them.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133623.

I think it is Dolomedes albineus, a White-banded Fishing Spider. Fishing Spiders eat a variety of small animals. We don't usually get sightings of them in fields. They're usually clinging to vertical surfaces like trees, stone embankments, and boat docks. But, we don't get many Winter submissions of their pics either. Maybe they change behavior in Winter.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Agrover commented on picture ID 133599.

Looks like an Orb Weaver. If so, they are lovely to have in your garden :)... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Agrover commented on picture ID 133605.

Wow. My first thought was "ah Scorpion!" ‍... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 105829.

I have since realized that this an Enoplognatha spp. Most likely E. marmorata.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 65798.

Thanks for commenting on this picture because it is an older submission that never got an ID. The funny thing is that this spider is actually a sexually mature male cobweb spider most likely in the Enoplognatha genus. Bug Guide describes males of this genus as being anywhere from 2.8 to 6.5 mm at maturity so they are pretty small. ... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Calo commented on picture ID 133631.

Thank you Anyphaena for the confirmation. I had Identified it as a Wall Spider when I posted but as it was my first post maybe did not put all the info in the correct places. I did put the ID in the comments as I did not see any box for putting the name. So still learning the site:))... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 131068.

Leaning towards Tibellus but really hard to say... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 131068.

I was thinking the very same!... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 132274.

Some sort of crab spider (Thomisidae or Philodromidae)... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 132625.

I agree this is a recluse for sure. Kukulcania is far different as you have said. The tell take violin shape is there and the Kukulcania eye arrangement would be just about visible from this angle if it was in fact Kukulcania, which it is not.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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CarisiaSch commented on picture ID 65798.

very difficult to tell as its just a sling... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Bhh2j commented on picture ID 133627.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Samuelvener commented on picture ID 133637.

it is a crab spider... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133617.

This is a common cellar Spider from the family Pholcidae and they are not medically significant to humans. They are actually good to have around as they will wipe out all other spiders in the area including Loxosceles species or Recluse Spiders and Latrodectus Species any of the Widow spiders.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133593.

Appears to be a female Lycosidae or wolf Spider from the Genus Tigrosa from the colors and carapace line. This Spider is not medically significant to humans and isn't cause for concern.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133627.

Most definitely a Lycosidae yes Wolf Spider. Looks like a Hogna species although pictures of its ventral view underside and size would be helpful in trying to narrow down to species. Beautiful Spider!! Not medically significant to humans and Looks like a female.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133631.

This is a wall Spider. They aren't medically significant to humans and are not aggressive.... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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Anyphaena commented on picture ID 133637.

Appears to be a flower crab Spider from the family Thomisidae. They are not medically significant to humans and not aggressive in anyway... Discussion Thread

January 13, 2021
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tomjleo commented on picture ID 133609.

Yeah, it didn't quite look exactly like Cheiracanthium mildei, but that was kind of my guess.... Discussion Thread

January 12, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133585.

This is a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis.... Discussion Thread

January 12, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133609.

Its some kind of Sac Spider or Prowling Spider. Most of us wish we had better cameras, I have that conversation with someone about photos almost daily. A tip for the photo you took would be to add a light source, like the flashlight function from someone else's phone. That makes it easier for the autofocus to work. No, it isn't a dangerous spider. Don't worry about that in New England. We ... Discussion Thread

January 12, 2021
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Samuelvener commented on picture ID 5095.

Wolf Spider... Discussion Thread

January 12, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133577.

This is an arachnid in class Opiliones, a different class than spiders. Unlike spiders it has one body segment and it doesn't have fangs and it can chew food.... Discussion Thread

January 11, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133589.

This is Argiope flavipalpis, one of the species that makes orb (circular) webs.... Discussion Thread

January 11, 2021
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Jhako commented on picture ID 133587.

Xysticus i guess.... Discussion Thread

January 11, 2021
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Hugo05Boss commented on picture ID 133583.

Never mind. Found its info...... Discussion Thread

January 10, 2021
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Hugo05Boss commented on picture ID 133583.

Solifugae is an order of animals in the class Arachnida known variously as camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders, or solifuges. The order includes more than 1,000 described species in about 153 genera. Despite the common names, they are neither true scorpions (order Scorpiones) nor true spiders (order Araneae). Most species of Solifugae live in dry climates and feed opportunistically on groun... Discussion Thread

January 10, 2021
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Hugo05Boss commented on picture ID 133583.

Please guys I need some information about this spider. Any help would be greatly appreciate.... Discussion Thread

January 10, 2021
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ilbrig4nte commented on picture ID 133571.

Zoropsis spinimana... Discussion Thread

January 10, 2021
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JuniperRue commented on picture ID 133496.

kind of looks like St. Andrews Cross Orb Weaver... Discussion Thread

January 10, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133536.

You're close, correct family- Theridiidae. Different genus- Steatoda. The Widows are genus Latrodectus. This spider is a False Widow, also called a Cobweaver. https://bugguide.net/node/view/6927 She's probably Steatoda triangulosa. If you shine a flashlight on one it will stop moving. It will run for a shadow or dark object if one is nearby. One tried to avoid my white hands by climbing ont... Discussion Thread

January 9, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133500.

It is a Long-jawed Orbweaver in family Tetragnathidae. They are difficult to identify without a microscope, but you might be able to find a close genus and species identification match by the markings.... Discussion Thread

January 9, 2021
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IronBill62 commented on picture ID 133452.

Thank you for the info.... Discussion Thread

January 8, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133472.

Perfect! You found a Bridge Orbweaver on a bridge. The Latin name is Lariniodes sclopetarius. I found one on a bridge over a brook and one on a shopping plaza stop sign. This species likes to be on man-made structures.... Discussion Thread

January 8, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133532.

You got it! This is Steatoda triangulosa.... Discussion Thread

January 8, 2021
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Elliem commented on picture ID 133468.

That is not a spider.... Discussion Thread

January 7, 2021
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NykolaFrost commented on picture ID 133522.

In case there's an expert here, could it be that this spider is a Sanogasta maculatipes? (If that's the case, is it venomous?)... Discussion Thread

January 7, 2021
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Melsaza commented on picture ID 133506.

It looks like some sort of crab spider but not sure... Discussion Thread

January 6, 2021
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 133371.

Those sound like such neat discoveries!I'd love to go to an estate sale sometime. Thrift and antique stores are my favorites. I always check the pockets of thrift store garments I find interesting. Once, I found a military jacket in a thrift store that still had a plane ticket and other documents inside from the original owner's return home, including names and a date in 1970. Unfortunately, it... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133482.

From a distance ;) it looks like a False Widow in genus Steatoda. I suspect that they can smell water, since they are often found near sinks. Spiders get thirsty too. I actually give my house spiders droplets of water on their webs in the Winter. False Widow venom isn't dangerous to people nor pets and bites are extremely rare. They stop moving in sudden bright light or attempt to run to a sha... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133296.

It looks like Steatoda nobilis, one of the False Widow Spiders. It is in the same family, Theridiidae, as some dangerous spiders, like Black Widows. The good news is that the spiders in genus Steatoda are not dangerous to people nor pets Almost all spiders have venom that they use to kill prey, it the effect on people is usually not much, except just a few species. The kind of spider you foun... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 133434.

This is a Running crab spider in the Philodromidae family. Most likely in the Berlandiella genus. I'm not familiar with the running crab spiders in Brazil but Berlandiella is a good guess.... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133419.

It looks like a Tropical Orbweaver, Eriophora ravilla. It may be a female who already filled an egg sac and is now seeking easy food and water sources. In the colder states the adult Orbweavers die by Winter. The hatchlings are freeze-resistant.... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133440.

It might be a Fishing Spider. They carry their egg sacs to the front of their bodies. The dorsal (top) markings aren't visible. We use those plus the leg markings and location of the Fishing Spider to tell the species apart. Though mother spiders of many species die by the first hard freeze, the offspring may survive in the egg sac. The adults and offspring of some species, like Thin-legged ... Discussion Thread

January 5, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133399.

It is a Jumping Spider, similar to the ones in genus Cosmophasis. India has many beautiful Jumping Spiders that I can't identify from memory yet.... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133442.

She is probably Steatoda grossa, a False Black Widow. They try to stay out of view by living in dark spots. They don't see well, so it doesn't hinder them. She's not dangerous to people nor pets. She IS a great predator of insects and other spiders. She's also called a Cobweaver, she makes true, "cob webs."... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021
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IronBill62 commented on picture ID 133450.

Yes they were in the same tarp stored in my shed. There were also multiple giant house spiders with them as well. The other picture looks like a hobo spider. His coloring was not like the two giant house spiders I also saw. But I’m guessing. The giant house spiders crawled away this little guy would just sit there as if he wasn’t scared. That kinda puts the fear in me. I’ll admit, I'm a litt... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 132625.

There are at least three species of brown recluse found in Arizona. This is most likely Loxosceles arizonica. Kukulcania spp. have palps much closer together than the spider in this picture. https://bugguide.net/node/view/200122/bgimage... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 132625.

The violin shape is shown on the carapace and is visible in this picture. The eyes are hard to see in this pic but you can see the three groupings of eyes. It is in fact a brown recluse, not sure which species but Loxosceles arizonica is a good guess.... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 133444.

Araneus pegnia, an Orbweaver. The "butterfly" marking is distinctive. Many spider species prefer to set up webs near artificial light sources because some flying nocturnal insects fly toward lights - so why not put a web between the bug and the alluring light? This time of year the light bulbs heat, even if it is a compact florescent, would be helpful in keeping a spider alive. Note the silk t... Discussion Thread

January 4, 2021